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Test ride a Mezzo folding bike for two weeks

20 FREE test rides for two weeks

Jump off that hot and sweaty packed train and onto a Mezzo folding bike and you can enjoy the speed and convenience afforded by the UK’s most popular folding bike, plus giving you a daily dose of exercise into the bargain. Yes, the new Mezzo really can change your life.

To find out just how the new Mezzo folding bike can transform your life, RoadCyclingUK.com have teamed up with Mezzo Bikes, the UK’s No.1 folding bike company, to give you the chance to test ride the brand new Mezzo folding bike for two weeks. Find out how it can turn your daily commute from endless delays into a sprint for the traffic light prime.

If you want to take part you need to be quick. This opportunity is open to the first 20 people to register for a promotional voucher, entitling you to borrow a Mezzo from your nearest participating dealer.

All other registrations are eligible for an overnight test only, time enough still to sample the delights of the Mezzo folding bike. On top of this, everybody who registers will be entered into the grand draw to win one of 20 Mezzo folding bikes.

Shop Location Dates with the test bikes
Action Bikes Embankment 18th Aug – 29th Aug 2008
Cycle Surgery Selfridges 1st Sep – 12th Sep 2008
Cyclopedia Chelsea 15nd Sep – 26th Sep 2008
Cycle Surgery Spitalfields 29th Sep – 10th Oct 2008
On Your Bike London Bridge 13th Oct – 24th Oct 2008

Don’t delay. Register today to take part.

Take a look at how exactly the Mezzo Folding Bike works


Mezzo folding bike Origins

Mezzo came about when a former F1 suspension designer turned his back on the track and jumped in the saddle. Jon Whyte’s original folding machine came in one colour (silver) and one variation – a four speed hub gear. But it was the simple clunk-click technology that got everyone talking. No awkward screws to undo. No fiddly catches. Big, chunky grips that you can operate even with your gloves on.

The Fold

The Mezzo can be folded up or down quicker than you can tie a pair of shoelaces. Like anything, it needs careful demonstration initially, but once mastered, come rain, shine, sleet or snow you’ll be folding your steed quicker than anyone else on the platform!


The Mezzo’s unique selling point has remained unchanged even as the models have developed and it is this; the bike does not fold on the main frame! Unlike other folding commuter bikes, the Mezzo gives a solid, sturdy ride much more akin to riding a big wheeled bike than a 16 incher.

The Changes

From the halcyon days of one model, one choice (a bit like Henry Ford!) the Mezzo brand has moved on year by year to give a range of options now. You can still go for a four-speed bike, but many more people are working with a nine-speed derailleur option. The latest incarnation – in a range of mouth watering colours including berry red and a sumptuous blue – is getting rave reviews.

Who likes It?

Stuff Magazine, The Mail on Sunday, The Folding Society – you name it, their reviewers have fallen in love with the sleek lines and superb performance on the Mezzo. Top of their list of likes has been the clunk click catches and the non-twist secure ride. The bike has won awards and is a must for anyone who wants to put a bit of cycling in their lives but doesn’t have space for a full size machine.

Why Do People Love Mezzo?

The Mezzo is for people who want to go places and the Mezzo is the bike to take them there. Big enough to take on the city traffic and small enough to fold under the desk while you earn your corn, is there room in your life for a Mezzo?


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